Art Journaling at the Speed of Life

Art Journaling at the Speed of Life

I just wanted to share some art journaling goodness with you all:-) I was thrilled to get my contributor copy of Art Journaling magazine and find me work on the cove! It totally caught me by surprise. As most of you know, I love art journaling and it’s my go to vehicle to teach workshops. They are such a valuable tool for any artist.

 

 

 

 

Cover Art September 2017

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Here’s the full page spread. I love this color palette of Nightfall, Celedon, and Rain from my line of paints with Derivan Matisse. The stencils used here are my designs with Stencil Girl Products.

I hope you are finding time to explore your own journals~

New Stamp Line-Blog Hop Kick Off!

 

 

 

 

 

Boy, it’s been awhile since I posted; the end of the summer was a flurry of activity!! I’m very excited that one of those happenings was the release of my new stamp line by Stampington & Co!Product Logo

 

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These are stamps designed for Art Journaling at the Speed of Life; because I know just how busy life can get! I asked some of my good art friends to try out my stamps and I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with! Below is a new journal page spread I did with my new stamps and a couple of my Stencils

 

15 pcarriker stamps

 

Click on the above journal spread that I created for a FREE stepped out tutorial on how it was created!

 

*STAY TUNED: Every Thursday, a new artist will be posting his/her own project using my new stamp line (on their blog), and Stampington Place will include the link! Come back to discover these new projects and learn how to recreate them yourself:

Thursday Sept 5thSeth Apter − Link coming soon!

Thursday Sept 12thJen Cushman − Link coming soon!

Thursday Sept 19thMary Beth Shaw − Link coming soon!

Thursday Sept 26thDina Wakley − Link coming soon!

Thursday Oct 3rdTraci Bautista − Link coming soon!

Thursday Oct 10thChristen Olivarez − Link coming soon!

 

 

P.S.

I was thrilled to have been sent a bunch of Dina Wakley’s super cool stamps from Stampington & C0. My instructions? Play with them!

So I played in a journal that was not finished, a class sample actually for may workshop at Art Unraveled a couple of years ago, “With One Palette” which was based off an article I did for Somerset Studios.

I’m sure many of you can relate to having partially finished pieces leftover from teaching or other art projects. They make a great starting point for journal pages! I keep a basket under my work table to keep all these potential works of art in.

I also keep the negative cutaways from other projects as they make a great and powerful statement on a journal page! I hope you’ll check out more images from this little journal and a little tutorial in this weeks issue of Post Script

If you don’t receive Stampington’s Post Script I hope you’ll sign up, there are always lots of cool projects, products and inspiration as well as up to date information on upcoming publications.

You can sign up HERE

Last Chances

Sad to leave friends Mary Beth Shaw and Joanne Sharpe after Art Unraveled but so glad I’ll be seeing them again soon at Art Is!!!

School is starting and I’m left scratching my head as to where the summer went?! I’m sure a lot of you can totally relate to that feeling.

BFF Nancy Lefko and I met for the first time IRL at Art Is last year after being online buddies for years!

I feel the same way when going to teach at art retreats. There is so much planning (already sending in proposals for next year) and build up before the retreats then you get there and have such an amazing time with art friends that you only once or if you’re lucky a few times a year, and the time is over in a blink.

 

It leaves you looking forward with great eagerness to the next venue when you can see your friends again!

Hamming it up with Kecia Frazee Deveney and Michael DeMeng at Art Is last year

Art Is…You is coming up in October. I’m looking forward to it with both eagerness and a touch of sadness as it’s the last big retreat of 2012 and I know I’m going to have an amazing time there.

On the subject of ‘making’ new friends, I’m really excited to be teaching my Busting Out-Self Portrait Journaling workshop at Art Is. This is the only place I’m offering this fun and personal workshop. Not only will we explore journaling techniques in 3D, we will also learn how to shade portraits in the easiest way possible. All of the face painting techniques can be applied to flat work but working on an actually dimensional face will allow you to see where shadows fall from front, side, and 3/4 views. It’s a great way to learn as we start with some cool long-necked wig forms and build layers similar to that of a journal page and then continue on to paint a portrait with all of the facial features already in place!

There’s still room in this workshop and I hope if you haven’t yet decided which workshop you are going to take, you’ll consider joining me for Busting Out!

 

You’ll also have a travel buddy for the trip home;-)

I’m also teaching Get the Lead Out! with some cool techniques using my Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks. This workshop is loaded with fun products (that you’ll get in your class kits) and fun new techniques to do everything from still life to portraits to journal pages!

 

If you haven’t yet stopped by to leave a comment to win one of my new stamps from my Poetic Portraits line there’s still time! I’m giving away 1 stamp for every 50 comments, giving away 4 so far and I want to give away more so spread the word!

Click HERE to leave a comment

Facing Circles

Hi Everyone,

Cannot believe summer is flying by like it is! So much going on and trying to enjoy the hot but lovely weather as well!

I have a new post on how I did this journal page on The Sketchbook Challenge blog today, hope you’ll stop by and take a peak. This months theme is circles.

Tomorrow is the official release of my new line of Art Stamps, Poetic Portraits (available through Stampington & Co) and those of you who’ve pre-ordered them will be getting them soon!

I’m also getting ready to head to Phoenix at the end of the month, yep that’s right Phoenix in the summer! But it’s cool where I’m going, Art Unraveled to have fun with my art friends and teach a couple of classes!

We’ll be Puzzling Portraits, creating self-portrait journal pages on puzzle boards using some awesome Faber Castell Mixed Media Sampler kits that they’ve graciously provided for the whole class!

And I’ll share with you my tips for carving your own lino cuts in A Cut Above using Speedball cutting tools that Speedball has provided for the class kits. Lots of goodies and lots of fun! All in the lovely air-conditioned hotel!

Hope you’re enjoying summer and finding plenty of time to create as well~

Coming Live from Stampington & Co Tomorrow!

Enjoying your summer so far? I hope so and if you’re having a little ‘staycation’ maybe you can check out the fun thing Stampington has cooked up for tomorrow-I’m so excited!!
It’s a
Facebook Takeover:
Chat Live with Pam Carriker

 

To celebrate the launch of her debut stamp line, we’re inviting mixed-media artist and author Pam Carriker to take over our Facebook page for two sessions (one hour each) for a live Q&A! Jot down your questions for your chance to get artful advice in real time on Wednesday June 27th at 12 p.m. (E.S.T.) AND 12 p.m. (P.S.T.) at https://www.facebook.com/stampington.

I hope you’ll be able to stop by for a minute or two and chat with me live tomorrow! I’m looking forward to a little real time talk about art and living a creative life so even if you can just pop in for a minute or two, I’d love to hear from you:-)

A Tutu, A Tutorial and a Happy Dance!

So you may know I’m teaching at Art Is…You on the East Coast this October but what you may not know is there is a Tutu Revolution going on!! So it’s time to dust off that tutu or get a cool one from Carrie Clayden of Hip Chick Designs and Bring It to Art Is!!!

Stampington & Co has a blog-did you know? It’s full of tutorials and how to’s from guest artists one of which I’m thrilled to be this month! I’m sharing a tutorial on  Shiva Paintstiks and how to create a non-messy ‘oil’ painting. I hope you’ll stop by and check it and the other wonderful tutorials there and don’t forget to sign up to receive email notifications so you can keep up with Stampington’s latest~

And for the Happy Dance…I’ve been sitting on a secret for some time now and it was just reveled in the May issue of Somerset Studio

Yes! My happy dance for a line of stamps coming out very soon with Stampington & Co!!! You can check out my article about my “Lost Journal” (remember the journal I lost last August during our move?) and get a little sneak peek at some of the inspiration behind the designs for my new stamp line! If you’re interested in carving your own lino blocks check out my upcoming classes at CREATE and Art Unraveled.

This has been an exciting couple of weeks and I’m completely honored to be the Profile Artist for the spring issue of Art Journaling. I was in the inaugural issue of this publication and many since and I’m so glad they’ve now made this a quarterly magazine! There’s so much inspiring journaling going on all around us.  If you are of a mind you may want to submit a journal of your own to Art Journaling. You can find all of the information on their website